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Today in History

Oct. 13, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Oct. 13, the 286th day of 2021. There are 79 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 13, 1792, the cornerstone of the executive mansion, later known as the White...

Nick Brown, Vanessa Waldref confirmed as US attorneys

Oct. 01, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. Senate has confirmed a pair of firsts to be the Justice Department’s top lawyers in Washington state. Nick Brown, the former general counsel to Gov. Jay Inslee, will be the first Black top federal prosecutor in western Washington, while Vanessa...

InvestigateWest: Can West learn to share renewable power?

Aug. 24, 2021 12:22 PM EDT

March of 2019 opened with a deep chill across Cascadia. Arctic air poured south, jacking up energy consumption and straining energy supplies in Oregon, Washington and British Columbia. It conjured a “perfect” storm for the region’s electricity grid. As temperatures...

Air travel hits another pandemic high, flight delays grow

Aug. 02, 2021 19:06 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Air travel in the U.S. is hitting new pandemic-era highs, and airlines are scrambling to keep up with the summer-vacation crowds. Despite rising numbers of coronavirus infections fueled by the delta variant, the U.S. set another recent high mark for air...

Democrats back Biden US lands pick assailed by Republicans

Jul. 22, 2021 19:19 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A bitterly divided U.S. Senate panel deadlocked Thursday on President Joe Biden’s pick to oversee vast government-owned lands in the West, as Democrats united behind a nominee whose credibility was assailed by Republicans over her links to a 1989 environmental...